I have been visiting this site for about two years and finally feel compelled to post. During our post game tailgate (between CY and Hilton) we saw a couple of players presumably walking home. As they approached our tailgate I stopped them and thanked them for their effort on the field and for chosing Iowa State. I recognized Taufoou, but was not sure who the other player was. I introduced myself and they extended their hands and introduced themselves. When Money told me his name I said "hey your the Citys brother" they both laughed. They appologized for the games result and engaged in conversation for several minutes. These guys were more than gracious, I would have expected a few nods of the head, maybe a fist bump, and them looking for the first chance to ditch us. They stood like men, proud, respectful, and looked you in the eyes when they talked. It was more impressive than I can describe. Our kids wanted some pictures, and they put down their bags, took out thier ISU colors and put them on and posed for pictures with the kids. The Taufoou and Reynolds families have raised children to be proud of. If I can figure out how to post a picture we will put it up.
After feeling like I had been kicked square in the nuxx, these guys added a bright spot to the day. I'd prefer a win, but my guess is these guys would have too and for them to be that accomodating is a testament to the team and its character. Sorry for a long first post.
Great story.....thanks for sharing it. You may want to kick up the font size a bit so us old geezers can read it though!
I did send an e-mail to CPR, Herman, Wells & Burnham. I also forwarded a copy to Jamie. Had read receipts from all coaches before 7:20 am on Sunday and a reply from Jamie by 9:30. I'm as bummed as the next person after a loss. I told a friend the other day that sometimes being a fan felt like having the kind of hangover that makes you promise never to drink again. More than once I have sworn off the Cyclones on a saturday night only to find myself on monday or tuesday ready to get back to the stadium again on Saturday. These guys made my recovery a little quicker. Hope they pound them on Saturday.
Last edited by im4isu; 09-16-2009 at 10:21 PM.
Dogs look up to you, cats look down at you, give me a pig. They just look you in the eyes and treat you as an equal - churchill
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